Texas Lawmakers Step in to Prevent Critical Race Theory from Creeping into School Curriculum 

Texas Lawmakers Step in to Prevent Critical Race Theory from Creeping into School Curriculum 


A school district in Texas hired a “consultant” after the death of George Floyd to propose changes in classroom lessons, but now, a bill in the state legislature may stop “critical race theory” from being taught in schools.

The Texan reported on House Bill 3979, crafted by Republican State Rep. Steve Toth:

The bill tackles a number of educational tactics feared by some Republicans to be nascent trends in the classroom, such as “action civics,” overly political curriculums, and a strain of sociological thought which organizes racism through structural rather than interpersonal terms, translated from academia to popular literacy by bestselling writers such as Ibram X. Kendi and commonly called “critical race theory.”

Specifically, the bill would adjust three key areas of education: the state curriculum, classroom education, and training for teachers and other employees. It would require the State Board of Education to include an understanding of the country’s founding

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